- Type: Attractions
NileGuide Expert Says:
Venture up Corrientes past the intersection with Calle Pueyrredon to visit El Abasto, a modern mall located inside of the former central produce market of Buenos Aires. The building itself is worth walking the length of Corrientes to see.
- This avenue used to be the centre of Porteño nightlife and retains the initial bohemia immortalized in popular lore. In the 1930s it was widened and numerous cinemas, theatres, and restaurants quickly lined its sidewalks. Antique, rare and used bookstores are clustered here as well, interspersed with the traditional Porteño cafés. Exchange houses are easily located along this avenue for the many tourists who flock here. The Obelisco (Obelisk) and this famous avenue constitute the city's icons and the typical picture postcard view of Buenos Aires.
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